It’s official. American Idol was cancelled, but not just yet. Idol will return in 2016 for one last go at finding the next superstar as we sign off from our favorite singing show out there.
This morning FOX made the suspicions a reality with this announcement that Idol was ending but would do so with a proper send off rather than a disappearing act at the end of this year’s season. Join us on Facebook & Twitter for one last season of fun!
“American Idol will begin its 15th — and final — season this January on FOX. A season-long celebratory event, American Idol XV will feature host Ryan Seacrest and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr., as they search for the final Idol superstar and pay tribute to the past 14 seasons of amazingly talented contestants and the millions of fans who tweeted, texted and championed their Idols,” announced FOX in a press release on Monday morning.
Going to Twitter, Idol made the same news known sharing a photo of the current panel of Judges along with host Ryan Seacrest shadowed under the sad phrase “The Final Season.”
— American Idol (@AmericanIdol) May 11, 2015
We thought perhaps we might see a return of the original panel for one last time, but I think this is better. The current Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban have breathed new life in to the series after the previous panel’s disastrous impact on the franchise. It’s good to let these stewards send us off with a final good night and good luck. And huge props to Ryan Seacrest for staying by Idol’s side all this time even after he no longer needed it for his career.
Are you sad to see American Idol cancelled or do you think it lasted too long already?